Bitesize inclusion toolkit for team learning - Level 1 - Inclusive Employers

Bitesize inclusion toolkit for team learning – Level 1

This toolkit will provide you with all the materials and support to run structured bitesize inclusion conversions within your organisation.

This package is designed such that any team member can take the lead on these conversations and use this toolkit to guide 30-minute introductory sessions.

Structured into 12 bitesize sessions, each one includes a 10-minute video followed by suggested individual/ group activities and discussion prompts. The sessions are ideal for groups of 3-6 participants and help to introduce the concept of inclusion discussion. They can be used at any time or planned to fit into regular team meetings.

Follow the guidance in the Facilitators Guide alongside the pre-recorded videos to get the most out of your sessions, this guide provides additional support with any FAQs you may have. The Companion Workbook provides suggested activities and is all prepared ready and waiting for you and your team to start!

What topics does the Bitesize inclusion toolkit cover?

Session 1: Where do I start with diversity and inclusion?

This session will introduce the importance of diversity and inclusion for an organisation’s strategic approach and make the business case for inclusion. The activity linked to this session is a basic learning needs questionnaire designed to support staff to identify their areas of strength and knowledge gaps on inclusion topics.

Session 2: How do I think beyond the Equality Act?

This session will explore the Equality Act, protected characteristics and the personal and organisational responsibilities under the Act. As well as exploring how the Equality Act interacts with other legislation and societal inequalities. The activity linked to this session uses scenarios to build practical skills around applying the Equality Act in the workplace.

Session 3: How does privilege affect me?

This session will be an introduction to the terminology around power and privilege, as well as exploring the situational nature of privilege and common narratives related to the privilege conversation such as guilt or dismissal. The activity linked to this session is an individual privilege checklist activity designed to support self-reflection and then a group discussion around the impacts and situational nature of privilege.

Session 4: How can I hear different perspectives?

This session will introduce the danger of single narratives, the impact of damaging media narratives/stereotypes and the importance of hearing many viewpoints and perspectives. The activity linked to this session invites attendees to explore what voices they hear and explore how they can diversify the perspectives they engage with.

Session 5: What is bias?

This session will introduce the terminology around difference, personal and societal bias and what that means for an individual and a company. The activity linked to this session uses scenarios to build practical skills to identify and mitigate potential biases in the workplace.

Session 6: How can I get my point across better?

This session will cover different communication and offer a brief introduction to concepts such as language barriers, non-verbal communication, and neurodiverse communication styles. The activity linked to this session is a short quiz to help attendees identify their preferred learning and communication styles followed by a discussion around adapting communication styles.

Session 7: How do I know if I’ve crossed the line?

This session will introduce banter, microaggression and microinvalidation terminology and explore the value of humour and banter in the workplace, but also why it’s important it doesn’t turn into bullying. The activity linked to this session uses short scenarios to build practical skills in identifying when banter crosses the line into bullying.

Session 8: Why does visibility matter?

This session will introduce the diversity calendar, different awareness days/months and explore the value of publicly showing support as an individual or a company, as well as the terminology around performative D&I, meaningful action, and tokenism. The activity associated with this session will explore performative and meaningful visibility in practice.  

Session 9: What is intersectionality?

This session will introduce intersectionality theory, how intersectionality can impact the way people see and experience the world and the intersectional nature of oppression and discrimination. The activity associated with this session is a self-reflective exploration of personal intersections, followed by a group discussion of how different personal intersections impact perception in the workplace.

Session 10: How do I look after myself?

This session will cover mental health, well-being and self-care terminology, the importance of work-life balance and building skills around asking for and offering help. The activity associated with this session is a guided meditation designed to support mental health and well-being.

Session 11: How do I look after others?

This session will give a brief overview of the properties of a good inclusion ally, starting conversations around inclusion and supportively challenging exclusionary behaviours. The activity associated with the session will use scenarios to build skills around identifying and constructively addressing exclusionary behaviour in the workplace.

Session 12: Where can we go from here?

This session will explore how individuals and the organisation can use their learning to move forward with inclusion and diversity goals. There will be details around the importance of goal setting and how to link goals to diversity and inclusion strategy. The activity associated with this session will involve completing the learning needs assessment questionnaire again to explore knowledge progression and a SMART goals activity to encourage attendees to add an inclusion goal into their personal development plan.


£2,750 + vat for 18 months toolkit access with unlimited staff access during this period.

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